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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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7 string steel string acoustics

is anyone still making one of these as a production model. Ibanez and Dean made them years ago, but wasn't sure if anyone else every has. These aren't easy to find used anymore.

I would like to get a 7 or 8 string acoustic, but i would have to get a custom built one and sell my Abyss in order to afford it. I guess that really wouldn't be a horrible thing considering i never play electric anymore... Although it does have piezos in the bridge,which i could use to get acoustic tones through an acoustic amp. It's just not quite the same though.

Anyway are there any other production 7 acoustics that i'm missing?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Re: 7 string steel string acoustics

The only company I know that costructs 7 string acoustics is Emerald. Check this:

http://www.emeraldguitars.com/index....d=50&Itemid=75

There is also a 7string acoustic by Martin (Roger McGuinn), but it's not a real 7 string, it just got an octave string (like a 12-string) and there are 6 and 8 string baritones by Taylor (the 8 string is similar to the Martin 7-string, with two octave strings). Check them here:
http://www.taylorguitars.com/Guitars...ne/Baritone-8/
http://www.taylorguitars.com/Guitars...ne/Baritone-6/
http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/...oger%20McGuinn
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 7 string steel string acoustics

i don't partically want a carbon fiber acoustic, and the 7+ stringed instruments i'm looking for aren't the 12-string style doubled up setups. If i have to get one custom made, I'll probably either end up with a mustapick or wes lambe fanned fret 8 string. I'm actually surprised no one is making a reasonably priced 7 string acoustic.
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